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Jul 14, 2013 3:00pm EDT
not happening here. we have unemployment and hunger and crumbling infrastructure and a tax system out of whack and a corrupt political system. why are we not also taking to the streets is the question. and i want us to. >> you wrote "if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention." so are we not paying attention? >> we are paying attention to the wrong things. we are paying attention to infotainment, which is being spoon-fed to us and sadly, frankly, we are enabling because we love the stuff. >> "the infotainment narrative of life in america," you call. >> yes. the tragedy of journalism now is that it is demand driven. and when you ask people what they want, we're like one of those rats that have a lever to push and cocaine comes out. and once that happens one time, they'll stay there till they die, until more of the drug appears. we can't help loving lurid stories and suspense and the kind of sex and violence which the news is now made up of. >> but you go on beyond the infotainment story. you say, "our spirits have been sickened by the toxins baked into our political system
PBS
Jul 9, 2013 10:00pm EDT
dollars. >> if we're going to do the taxes too, then you also have to remember they take the 28% out of the thousand that you make, so you're down again. >> moyers: she reckoned that if she opened her own office, she could keep a larger share of the commissions. >> i've set goals at what i want to do, and i plan on going all the way with it because i've got to come out of the hole somewhere. that's it. >> are you happy? >> and there's something that i always say: "so a man thinketh, so is he." if i think poverty all the time i'll act that way. i can't afford to talk negative and then allow my children to see me that way, down or depressed. >> moyers: as she persevered in 1993, her neighborhood seemed to be coming apart at the seams. >> even on this street, one block west of my house, just about every door here has the steel doors. i wanted you to see here. there was "kill you" written on the back of my fence, if you don't join the gangs, to my oldest son, keith. >> moyers: just blocks from her house, jackie's uncle was murdered by an intruder. >> all i can tell them is keep trying. e
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